Delhi Capitals hold nerve to beat SRH in Super Over

Kane Williamson of Sunrisers Hyderabad plays a shot during the match between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Delhi Capitals at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday. (ANI Photo/IPL Twitter)

Delhi Capitals registered a thrilling win in the Super Over against SunRisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League match here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday evening.

Both the teams scored 159 runs in the allotted 20 overs as a result the match went into the Super Over. Axar Patel restricted Kane Williamson and David Warner to just seven runs. In reply, Rishabh Pant and Shikhar Dhawan chased the target on the last ball. Earlier, a half-century from Prithvi Shaw and skipper Rishabh Pant’s 37-run knock guided Delhi Capitals to 159/4 in their allotted 20 overs. In response, Williamson’s unbeaten 66-run knock and J Suchith’s not-out 14-run cameo helped the side to equal the score in 20 overs.

Chasing 160, Jonny Bairstow and skipper David Warner provided a steady start as they build a 28-run stand for the opening wicket.

Warner got run out in the fourth over after scoring just six runs. Kane Williamson and Bairstow guided the side to the 50-run mark. The duo added a 28-run stand for the second wicket. Aven Khan dismissed English batsman in the sixth over. Bairstow played a knock of 38 runs off 18 balls including four sixes and three fours.

Williamson held one end strong but the side lost Virat Singh (4) and Kedar Jadhav (9) cheaply. Avesh bagged Virat in the 12th over while Amit Mishra clinched Jadhav in the 15th over.

Abhishek Sharma joined Williamson in the middle after Jadhav’s departure. Meanwhile, Kiwi completed his half-century off 42 balls in the 16th over.

In the 17th over, Axar Patel scalped two wickets as he sent Abishek (5) and Rashid Khan (0) on successive balls. Vijay Shankar joined Williamson in the middle. SRH were at 121/4 after 17 overs.

SRH required 39 balls from 18 balls. Shankar (8) failed to support Williamson as he was picked by Avesh in the 19th over. Suchith’s 14-run cameo off six balls helped the side to level score on the last balls of the 20th over.

For Delhi, Avesh clinched three wickets while Axar bagged two scalps. Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan provided a flying start to the side. Shaw showed his intent from the word go as he smashed three back-to-back fours off Khaleel Ahmed in the first over.

The duo played aggressively and accumulated as many runs as possible in the first six overs. Both the openers added 51 runs in six overs.